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Charles Amirkhanian introduces music for the oud, an Indian raga, and a string quartet. First up is a work for classical oud, performed by Khamis El Fino and recorded during a concert at Asia House, Dec. 1, 1963. This is followed by a midnight raga for shenai, violin, and tabla, performed by Bismillah Khan, V. G. Jog, and Mahapurush Misra, respectively. This hour of extraordinary music from around the world is concluded with a recording of Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet in F” performed...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Ode to Gravity series, Music, World Music, 20th Century Classical
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Master shehnai (Indian oboe) player Bismillah Khan plays three ragas, accompanied by unidentified tabla and tamboura players. Born in 1916, to a family of court musicians, Khan was perhaps the person most responsible for popularizing shehnai music in the modern era. This particular recording was made in the 1960s. Khan died in 2006.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, World Music, Bismillah Khan
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From a 1992 broadcast, host Prabha Gopal, presents a program of both Northern and Southern classical Indian vocal and instrumental music. The initial focus of the program is on examples of Indian vocal music from both the North and the South of the country, and yet each featuring lyrics sung in Sanskrit. The vocalists are Pandit Jasraj and Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, both recognized masters, and the contrasts between the two styles of singing are elucidated by the informative commentary of the...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, World Music, Raga
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John Zorn and Larry Ochs join Charles Amirkhanian to discuss and play a selection of Zorn’s compositions. Among the pieces heard is an excerpt from “Spillane” in which Zorn tries to capture some of the film noir sensibility that imbues the Mickey Spillane novels and the gritty New York City in which they are based, and which Zorn calls home. This is followed by a couple of excerpts from Zorn’s collaborative improvisational work “Cobra” for which he created a number of general rules...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series, Interview and Music, Jazz, Avant-Garde, John Zorn, Larry Ochs
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G. S. Sachdev performs an extended concert of music for bass flute, live from the KPFA Studio B. Mr. Sachdev had just completed his first year as a member of the faculty of Ali Akbar College in San Rafael. He is joined by a number of his students for this concert of classical Indian music. During the intermission, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Sachdev about his early training and career as a flute player.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, World Music, Classical Indian, G.S. Sachdev